February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1995
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
The Impact of Global Warming on Texas, G.R. North, J. Schmandt,
J. Clarkson, Eds., 1995, $29.95 (Univ. Texas).
Explores possible effects and identifies policy options for avoiding or
mitigating agricultural disaster.
Climate Variability, Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the
Semi-Arid Tropics, J.C. Ribot, S. Panagides, A.R. Magalhaes, Eds., 270 pp.,
1995, $59.95 (Cambridge).
Uses case studies from around the world to explore past experiences with
climate variability and the likely effects of, and possible policy responses to,
the types of climatic events that global warming might bring.
As Climate Changes: International Impacts and Implications, K.M.
Strzepek, J.B. Smith, Eds., 340 pp., 1995, $55.96 hbk/$23.96 pbk (Cambridge).
Uses common climate change scenarios to examine impacts on agriculture,
water resources, coastal resources, forests and human health. Focuses on impacts
in developing countries and uses Egypt as a case study.
Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Natural Resource Systems,
K.D. Frederick, N.J. Rosenberg, Eds., 224 pp., Dec. 1994, $115 (Kluwer).
Discusses the current state of the natural science and socioeconomic
modeling of the impacts on forests, grasslands and water. Identifies what can be
done currently with impact assessments, and the impediments to linking
biophysical and socioeconomic models into integrated assessments for policy
purposes. Recommends future research activities to remove these impediments.
Reprinted from Clim. Change, 28(1-2), 1995.
Mountain Environments in Changing Climates, M. Beniston, Ed., 445
pp., 1994, $125 (Routledge).
Reviewed by C.D. Whiteman in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp.
1469-1470, Aug. 1995. Documents the technical contributions to an international
conference (Davos, Switzerland; Oct. 1992) and forms a contribution to the IPCC
assessment report on mountainous regions. Three major sections deal with
fundamental processes, current observations and modeling techniques; impacts on
vegetation; and socio-economics. Concludes that the degree of concern about
climate change will vary depending on a number of complex interacting factors,
and that climate change may have positive as well as negative impacts.
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